In entertainment news, 2016 saw the deaths of a few beloved celebrities, record-breaking albums, a robbery at the hotel room of Kim Kardashian, a surprising Oscar win, and the clash of politics and theatre at a show of the Broadway smash Hamilton, among over memorable events.
After “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” became the biggest hit song of the holiday in 1985, she actually got a 700-pound baby named Matilda and promptly donated it to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Gun rights advocates view the upcoming legislative session as their best chance yet to get rid of an Indiana law requiring a license to carry handguns.
In 2016, ISIS fought for control in the Middle East, terror struck in France, thousands were killed as the war raged in Syria, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and the Zika virus presented health concerns during the Olympics.
2016’s most memorable national news headlines ranged from presidential politics, to passionate, sometimes violent protests to the deaths of celebrities, along with mass shootings, deadly hurricanes, fires and Pokemon Go.
The heavy security at the Vatican reflected apprehension in much of Europe, which is reeling from extremist attacks.
A sheriff’s official says it was “a Christmas miracle” that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest.
Trump said in a statement Saturday that he has directed his counsel to take the necessary steps to implement the dissolution of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, saying that it operated.
It’ll be a white Christmas for the northern Plains and some Western states, but it’s likely to cause troublesome travel.
Todd Fisher, the actress’ brother, said Friday night that his sister is receiving excellent care, but that he could not classify her condition.
From mass shootings to natural disasters, a look back at some of the tragic stories that made headlines in 2016.
The $763 million bridge named after 19th Century explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took more than three years to build. It offers a bypass route for travelers who want to avoid downtown Louisville traffic.
More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg must leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War II.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, rougly one of 34 reported home fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in a death, compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home fires.
My Hometown features stories about local entrepreneurs, hobbyist or business owners. This month’s features Embody Dance, a freeing dance gathering new to Fort Wayne.
Federal authorities warned law enforcement authorities across the nation Friday that Islamic State sympathizers are continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites.
A widely shared story claiming President Barack Obama ordered a ban on Christmas cards sent to the military is not true.
Tens of thousands of children from around the world plan to call the North American Aerospace Defense Command to ask where Santa is, and starting Saturday they will get a cheery answer about the mythical route from a real person, not a recording.
There are about 90 post offices in the United States with holiday- or winter-themed names and the U.S. Postal Service offers a “Christmas Re-mailing” service to them. Letters may be sent to the postmaster in the town marked “Christmas Re-mailing” and they will be stamped and sent out.
Authorities said a federal fugitive was discovered portraying Santa outside a business in Waterloo, Illinois. He’s been wanted since failing to appear in federal court.
The market features small, local businesses and vendors. It is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parkview Field.
Former Komets Colin Chaulk, Brandon Marino, and Chris Auger returned to their old stomping grounds with a vengeance on Friday night leading the Brampton Beast to a 6-1 win over the Komets at War Memorial Coliseum.
Trey McKinney-Jones led the way with 26 points – including a perfect 15-of-15 from the free throw line – in leading the Mad Ants to a 106-97 road win Friday night at Delaware.